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Unlockables Are Still Very Much Appreciated

Nintendo is far from perfect. They have a history of being unprepared to meet demand for their physical goods. They have a bafflingly rigid policy regarding streaming and videos featuring their games. They don’t always seem to be in touch with their core fans base either. Unlike an EA, WB or Ubisoft, however, one tends to want to forgive Nintendo for its mistakes and unfriendly policies. They just don’t seem to have the cynicism and malicious intent that the others display so brazenly. It may be that they’ve simply done a wonderful job branding themselves over the years, but branding alone doesn’t explain the games they produce. If Nintendo truly was just as cynical as most of the other major publishers then we’d be seeing more compromises in their games. Yet, in an age of lootboxes, of games getting retooled for microtransactions and then carved up for DLC, we got Super Mario Odyssey: a game that would otherwise have been fully exploited for extra cash, but wasn’t. Instead, Nintendo took it in the complete opposite direction and used its extra content to reward players for their time and dedication. That’s right, Super Mario Odyssey has honest-to-goodness unlockables and is all the better because of them!

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PhoenixUp27d ago

“Unlike an EA, WB or Ubisoft, however, one tends to want to forgive Nintendo for its mistakes and unfriendly policies.”

No even close. I’d rather see them improve upon these follies rather than merely forgive them for it.

datriax27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Appreciated? lol As in, you'll thank them for not being complete a**holes? It's your idiotic mentality that has the CUSTOMER, without power. Meanwhile, it should be the other way around. I show no "appreciation" for a company not being complete s**theads, while taking my money.

"They just don’t seem to have the cynicism and malicious intent that the others display so brazenly."

ROFL Right. Let's just leave a few terms on this phrase. Copyright Strikes, "Revenue" Sharing, and Cease & Desist Orders.

Get your head out of your a**.

UltraNova27d ago

Yeah have to agree here, Nintendo is the very definition of 'passive aggressive'.

Big_Game_Hunters27d ago

What do those things you mentioined at the end have to so with actual videogames??

FallenAngel198427d ago (Edited 27d ago )

You know amiibos in some ways can act as microtransactions. Some even unlock content that otherwise wouldn’t be accessible in the base game without these smart toys, like some form of on-disc DLC.